Topics: Government, Crime, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Pages: 1 (290 words) Published: April 4, 2014
I believe that the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, has been the most important in protecting citizens from possible governmental abuse because this amendment assures that citizens will always have a way of defending themselves against any risks or threats to their freedom. This amendment is a reminder to the government that they cannot and should not try to stop citizens from having the right to bear arms. I chose this right because I believe that without the second amendment the first amendment would not really make much sense because without the right to bear arms would mean citizens does not have the right to their freedom either. If the second amendment was taken away it would have such an enormous and negative impact on society. The crime rate would increase drastically because the criminals would know unquestionably that citizens are not able to defend their selves. The second amendment also gives citizens a similarity to have with the government, because officers are given the right to bear arms no matter what, and some cops use this amendment to their advantage so having protection should be the citizens right. This amendment has affected me personally because I have witnessed my aunt putting it into good use after she went through the proper training to obtain her legal license to bear arms. Someone broke into her house a while back without killing the robber she shot him in the left knee to assure that he would be caught by the cops. Her right to bear arms came into good use because if there was no such thing as a second amendment, she would have not been able to defend herself from the perpetrator who entered her home.
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